Choose holiday rentals in Narrawallee, New South Wales
Life is a beach in the gorgeous New South Wales town of Narrawallee. Swimming, surfing and soaking up the sun are the main pastimes of visitors who choose holiday accommodation in this delightful destination.
The picturesque beach town of Mollymook is very close while the busy harbour port of Ulladulla, just 20 minutes away, will offer those keen on waterspouts or fishing a host of activities. The plentiful beaches on this stunning coastline make Narrawallee a popular tourist destination so there are many holiday rentals to choose from, including apartments, houses and villas that are only minutes away from the beach.
Narrawallee is situated on the South Coast of New South Wales, around 220km south of Sydney and a similar distance east of the nation’s capital, Canberra. First sighted by Captain James Cook in 1770 as he navigated the eastern seaboard, Narrawallee was the original home of the Dhurga Aboriginal people before Europeans settlers established dairy farming and timber felling as local industries that brought Narrawallee and its neighbour, Mollymook, prosperity.
The beach is the perfect setting for those national Australian pastimes of surfing and swimming with long stretches of white sand and crystal clear waters. The bushland of the Narrawallee Inlet at the northern edge of the beach is a wonderful spot for families. Its sheltered waters are safe for sunbathing and swimming while there are also picnic facilities available – pack up your barbecue gear in your holiday accommodation, then head out on an Oz adventure.
The inlet leads to Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve, a veritable feast for the senses for nature lovers. Its lagoon, forest and shrubs are fertile grounds for some of the most distinctive flora and fauna on the South Coast. The 5km of reserve coastline has a parallel dune system to protect the woodlands and forests, estuarine wetlands and the bird breeding area at Pattimores Lagoon. Whether bird watching, bushwalking or simply soaking up the natural beauty of the area, Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve is a wonderful attraction.
A net gain
The coastline and inland waterways around Narrawallee are fertile fishing grounds – charter boats are available from nearby Ulladulla where the likes of kingfish, John Dory and snapper are frequently landed. Scuba divers will also find amazing reefs to explore offshore.
And if you’d rather eat simply amazing seafood rather than have to catch it first, Mollymook boasts the first Rick Stein restaurant outside of the UK. The famous chef was so impressed by the amazing fish and seafood found off the South Coast that he chose to open Rick Stein at Bannister’s in the boutique hotel in 2009.
A ray of sunshine
The temperate climate of New South Wales makes the region a wonderful holiday destination – it has few extremes of hot and cold, with summer days averaging around 27°C. With around 340 days of sunshine annually, that’s a lot of sun to soak up. It is important, however, to make sure you are well protected under the heat of what can be an unforgiving sun in the southern hemisphere. Making a base in holiday rentals such as self-contained accommodation or serviced apartments will give you the chance to top up the sunscreen regularly and get out of the sun when necessary.